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Pisa's Leaning Tower vs. San Gimignano's Straight Towers

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Check out that amazing sky!
Just kidding...I wouldn't compare the two.  They are totally different but each equally amazing in their own right!

We rented a car while staying in Italy and it was the best decision we made!  The freedom to open the map and just drive lead to discoveries of quaint, medieval towns and beautiful vistas.  And we could take our time because we were on our own schedule...it was great!

Pisa is stunning to see.  Standing under the looming Leaning Tower is thrilling.  And the Baptistry is equally beautiful.  Don't forget to take your "holding-up-the-tower" photo! We didn't spend nearly enough time in Pisa.  Having done research in the years after our trip, I now realize we took poor advice from someone who told us there wasn't much to see besides the Leaning Tower and Baptistry.
My very favorite picture from the tower over a street in San Gimignano
  How wrong they were.  I don't like writing about things if I haven't actually done them, so I suggest you find a good book guide for walking around Pisa and see more than just the Leaning Tower. 

San Gimignano is one of my very favorite Tuscan towns.  As you get closer to the town, you begin to see the unique multi-towered skyline in the distance.  Definitely take some pictures from afar.  The towers of San Gimignano are absolutely amazing.  The history involves the tower's use as defense and intimidation between outsiders and even among the neighbors inside the town.  Aside from the towers, there are many churches and piazzas.  San Gimignano is know for it's beautiful painted pottery and white wine. 

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Check out that amazing sky!
Check out that amazing sky!
My very favorite picture from the …
My very favorite picture from the…
Entering the cities walls
Entering the cities walls
The beautiful Leaning Tower of Pisa
The beautiful Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Baptistry
The Baptistry
The Duomo
The Duomo
The Leaning Tower
The Leaning Tower
A charming piazza in San Gimignano
A charming piazza in San Gimignano
Beautiful Street
Beautiful Street
An old well in a piazza
An old well in a piazza
Looking down over a Piazza in San …
Looking down over a Piazza in San…
San Gimignano view from the tower
San Gimignano view from the tower
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photo by: jsuuronen